Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen

132 S Fuquay Ave, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
$ American

We’re a craft brewery focused on juicy, balanced IPAs, deliciously fruited sours and clean German lagers. We host three locations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Our brewery and taproom is located in Angier, NC. Our taproom & kitchen in downtown Fuquay-Varina is a gastropub offering eclectic and adventurous pub fare. Our Apex, NC location is a taproom and coffee shop and features expansive outdoor space for kids and dogs to play. Our aim is to produce interesting and delicious beers of the highest quality that make it really hard for you to decide which to have next.

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Business Info

  • Address: 132 S Fuquay Ave, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
  • Cross Street: Raleigh St
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Hamburger | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (919) 768-7868
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen - Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we do. Our outdoor patio has 14 tables currently. Please note on your reservation if you want outdoor seating.
Due to COVID restrictions, we are not allow to seat more than 10 people at any given table. Groups more than 10 will need to be accommodated at separate tables, socially distanced apart. Large groups need to call us for accommodation. You can reach us at 919-762-7876.
We follow all official guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak. We require masks upon entry; we will provide masks at each entry, if you need one. No more than 10 people may be seated at any one table; parties more than 10 will be split between adjacent tables. Our table are positioned 6 feet apart, and all of our employees wear masks. We thoroughly sanitize each area after guests leave before seating the next party.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.57 out of 5 stars based on 640 votes

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2020
Eileen M.
We have been here before and really love this place. Food is great and prices are reasonable. Staff is friendly and attentive. My only complaint - and it's not really a complaint is that it was a little loud but now in an overwhelming way.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Erika T.
Went for brunch and the food was so good! Loved their bloody Mary’s and biscuits and gravy. They also have one of the best French onion soups

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 01, 2020
Shane M.
The outside seating was excellent! Fast service and everything was very clean.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Megan V.
Everyone was very nice. The food was amazing. They followed the COVID-19 guidelines well.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Timothy M.
Food was delicious - service was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2021
Rick M.
It was our 1st time being there and it was everything I had hoped for if not more. Brunch menu had great options and thankful there's a restaurant close by..

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 17, 2020
Cyndi T.
A bit pricey but the food was great. Great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Ashley N.
Always a great experience and service is wonderful. Also the food never lets us down as well as the variety of beer on tap. Thank you for remaining a great business!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 05, 2020
Mary V.
We are outside. The food was very good and service was good. Too many flies. They need to put in a fan and bug repellant system.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 13, 2021
Russell G.
My date and I both got the special, which was the Filet Mignon Oscar. The steak, potatoes, and asparagus were cooked very well, but the crab that covered the steak was not enjoyed by either me, or my date. Everything else was excellent, especially the service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
May 24, 2020
Mary F.
First day open post-COVID lockdown and everything was wonderful. Clean, delicious food, And great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Elizabeth C.
We loved Vicious Fishes. I highly recommend it to anyone. They have lots of space for large groups as well as a cute outdoor patio. The food was all delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
Beverley H.
Everything was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 13, 2020
Scott W.
Thought it was expensive for a couple of sandwiches, not a ton of fish on my and chips

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
Jason P.
Highly recommended. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and the beer was even better.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 23, 2020
Kristy C.
Vicious Fishes was WAY better than we expected. The food [Buffalo Chicken sand & Fish & Chips] were VERY good, and the beers [and ciders] were both varied and very tasty as well...I expected bitter IPA's, but the 7-8 that we tasted/bought were ALL pretty tasty. Can't wait for another trip.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 24, 2021
CB R.
Super friendly and nice waitress. Wish I remembered her name. Great food, only a little over what I thought was a good price for the serving. Will be back for the covered tables with views of TVs for watching sports.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2020
Cathy W.
Always good food and service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2020
Ryan S.
The food was fairly standard fare; nothing special, but it all tasted good as delivered. The portion sizes were nice, too. The beers were all good, and the house NE IPA was above average. Will visit again just to get another glass of that!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2021
Carolee B.
The service on our visit was concerning. My husbands food was delivered to another table where it sat for a few minutes (we are unsure if the other patron touched it but it was definitely in “breathing in” range. While the rest of us had our meals, the server came over and asked if my husband had ordered the Reuben. Answer was yes so she went to the other table, picked up the plate that had been there for a few minutes, and placed it in front of my husband. Of course at that point he refused it but it should be standard protocol that one does not put a plate down in front of one patron then later, realizing mistake, give it to another. ESPECIALLY during COVID. There were other minor misses by our server but it was a packed restaurant so we chocked it up to being overworked. The food was fantastic; the outdoor patio is lovely. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2020
Jennifer J.
Our server was wonderful! She was attentive, thoughtful, and friendly. I don’t remember her name but she has dark hair that was up in a bun.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2021
Stephanie L.
Our first time going and loved it! The beer and cocktail drinks were great and the food was just as great! Will be going back for sure.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2021
Jon C.
Great place and great food!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2020
Tim S.
Much better since they changed their menu. Will go back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 28, 2020
Julie S.
The only complaint was that there was a group meeting of about 15 people in the back room and that's where they sat us. We weren't given a choice of perhaps sitting outdoors. We were a group of six with visitors from out of town so it really wasn't the best ambiance but the food was good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Gloria M.
I enjoyed how friendly everyone was and the food was amazing!Amanda was the best!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Myranne S.
Absolutely enjoyed our first trip for my Dad's birthday. Everyone enjoyed the food and the waiter was excellent!!! Will be back soon:)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2020
Allison P.
We enjoyed our visit very much. The Octofries are delicious and the brews are, too.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 21, 2020
Ginny M.
Our server was fast food caliber - with an attitude, but fortunstely another (2nd-day on the job) server stepped up saved the day!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 08, 2020
Joel M.
After several visits, the food is much improved, compliments to the team for driving improvement back of house. Service was slow, looked like they may have been understaffed. Keep up the good work.

Overall: 2/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 2/10
Jul 21, 2020
Annette R.
Wait Staff tried but not enough staff. Service was worst I have had there to date. Food same. Very disappointed. I hope this was just an off day for y’all as we really enjoy your place the few times we are able to go out.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Janet M.
Onions on my salad were very large. Arranged pretty but large onion is not pleasant to bite into. They were open to adding a table to allow more space with our group of 8. Shrimp bisque delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2020
Becky B.
The beer was fantastic and the Scuba Shrimp was absolutely delicious!!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 09, 2020
Jay J.
This place has a great atmosphere, food was delicious, food and drink menus were varied. Place wasn't busy so surprised service was a little slow. Will definitely go back though.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2020
Tresa W.
Parents were in town and wanted to try something different. Mason our waiter was excellent. Highly knowledgeable of the menu. Hubby went withThe special of the day which was chorizo meatloaf eggs Benedict and I'll say It was one of the best breakfasts we've ever had. We love upper scale restaurants and tend to go all over the triangle even out of state for great food and this was absolutely amazing. Just the right spice, even the beans were to die for and I don't even care for beans. Corn cakes were perfect. I ordered the typical breakfast it was delicious the potatoes were amazing. Parents ordered shared omelet te. All food was incredible including the coffee. Absolutely loved my rye toast. Eight thumbs up!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 15, 2020
Darla B.
We really enjoyed our evening out here. The food was good. Loved the themed drinks. They did a great job with social distancing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 07, 2020
Stephen F.
Been wanting to try this place for awhile. Outdoor seating is really nice. Waitstaff really good. I had the fish tacos which were really good. Could have had a bit more rich in them but they were done well. My wife had French dip burger and it was actually cooked perfectly which is not common for burgers that we have observed. Overall was very nice and we will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 07, 2021
Christy W.
Disappointed in the lack of social distancing, especially at the bar and no mask wearing! Traveled from Moore County and called to ask about outside seating and disappointed to find it wasn’t covered. The acoustics inside was poor.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Dominic S.
This is an amazing restaurant. Love the food and the atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2020
Amy R.
We love this restaurant! So happy to be back enjoying the awesome food and service on their spacious patio!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2020
Kris A.
Our waiter was Fernando. He was one of the best waiters we have had in a long time, very attentive and polite. This was the first time we had been in the restaurant. It is a little loud for having conversations, but I think the high ceilings play a part in that. Food was great, loved my guava iPa. My only complaint was the 2.00 charge for the extra bread for the southern appetizer. 17.00 was a little high for that appetizer. With the amount of fun stuff in the app, add some more bread to go with it. Or maybe an additional type of bread if that is a price point issue. Overall would go back again. Nice job, Kris Anderson

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
George L.
Vicious Fishes has always been a great experience. Whether it is a Sunday brunch, weekend lunch break or casual evening out, the food is great, the atmosphere pleasant and the staff very accommodating. One of my favorite restaurants in the Quay...

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Patricia L.
Love the place. We used to go here when it was pre-owned. Love the building, plenty of room for social distancing. We sat in the huge room in the back. Service was good. Food was good. Prices were reasonable.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 11, 2021
Stacie B.
Good atmosphere good beer maybe better service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2021
Mary S.
Lovely brunch thank you very much love it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2021
Tina C.
Amazing food and atmosphere!!! We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Nancy S.
Delicious

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Erin S.
The food was delicious and our server, Caitlin, was sweet to my son.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2021
Bridgette C.
It was really a great experience. The service was great and the food was very good!

Overall: 6/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 19, 2020
Linda P.
Although the food was good, I will now purchase it through the take out. It was way too noisy in the restaurant and I would have liked that everyone took better care during this COVID-19 time. I saw someone cleaning a table but not cleaning the chairs; two people rolling silverware into napkins and not wearing gloves. Although these might be over the top suggestions, it would show better respect for their patrons. Thank you.